Medium brown hair color is a warm hair color that can have caramel, bronzed brown, and even light golden blonde tones. You can wear this hair color all sorts of textures whether you have straight, curly or wavy hair. Looking for inspo on how to style your medium brown hair? We’ve got 37 hairstyle ideas for you to get inspired by no matter your hair length.
Medium Brown Hair: 37 Hair Ideas to Try
Short Hair Ideas
1. Tiny Afro
If you have short natural hair, the teeny weeny afro is a cute and easy style to wear with your medium brown hair.
2. Layered Pixie
If you’re nervous about going full on pixie, or if you have thin hair, look at the layered pixie. The long-ish layers make your hair appear fuller. If you’ve decided that the cut isn’t your thing, because the cut is layered, the grow out will be easier to style as it gets longer. Help keep your hair at its best with Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-In-1 Leave-In Conditioner.
3. Pixie with Bangs
Use your medium brown hair to frame and showcase your eyes with a pixie with bangs.
4. Side Swept Pixie
The side swept pixie can be worn with any face shape.
5. Classic Bob
The classic bob never goes out of style. The length hits right below the chin, and the fringe goes from ear-to-ear. Use Catwalk By Tigi Camera Ready Shine Spray while you’re blow drying your hair; it’ll make your medium brown locks super shiny.
6. Classic Bob Side Swept Bangs
Show off your warm medium brown hair with a bob that has long side swept bangs. Long bangs can give you styling options; you can wear a middle part, create side braids, a mermaid braid, or slick it all back.
7. Flapper Bob
This retro-inspired flapper bob highlights your face and your sleek medium brown hair. Keep every strand in place by finishing your look with Dove Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray.
8. Asymmetrical Bob
If you like, pardon the pun, being on the cutting edge of fashion and beauty, the asymmetrical bob is for you. Be prepared to have a standing date with your hairstylist, as this cut requires a lot of upkeep.
9. Angled Bob
The angled bob is also a fashion forward look, and like the asymmetrical bob, it also requires a lot of maintenance.
10. Wet Look Bob
So easy to do! Just slick Tresemmé Tres Two Extra Firm Control Gel into your hair, and you’re done.
11. Curly Afro
Afros are easy care hairstyles, you can use a pick to create more fullness and height. Add a healthy shine with Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil.
12. Blown Under Bob
Showcase your medium brown hair by blowing your hair under with big directed waves.
13. Half Up Bob
Try a half up bob on your hair for formal events like weddings. Place the front pieces in the back and secure with a floral comb to accessorize the look.
14. Curly Bob
Style your curly bob with Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Serum. The styling cream conditions curls too.
15. Twisted Afro
Add visual interest and texture to your afro with scattered twists.
Medium Length Styles
Created in the 70s, the shag has a feathered top and sides, and the rest of the hair is cut into lots of layers. It’s a boon to curly girls, because the layers free the curls, letting them bounce and do what they do.
17. Half-Up Braided Lob
The half up braided lob can be finished with a small ballerina bun or gathered into a short ponytail.
18. Single Braids and Curls
Update the look of single braids by adding curls to create a fun and flirty look.
The waves have it. Photo credit: Dvora
19. Loose Waves
If you’re born with wavy hair, let it air dry to achieve this look. If you have straight hair, create loose waves with a flat iron. To protect you hair from heat tools, and to add shine, use S Factor by Tigi Flat Iron Shine Spray on hair, let the product dry, and then style away.
20. Fishtail braids
Create either a single fishtail braid, or two. Follow the directions in our easy tutorial.
21. Curly Lob
Attach a diffuser to your blow dryer for mega curls.
22. Spiral Curls on A Lob
Want a lot of volume? Try spiral curls. To set your curls in place, style with Tresemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse.
23. Waterfall Braids
Want some back interest? Create pretty waterfall braids.
24. Octopus Bun
The bun that’s like a top knot, but not! It’s the bun of the moment that’s easy to create and fun to wear.
25. Space Buns
Space buns can be made on the run. They’re perfect for all hair types. You can wear them high, you can wear them low, and you can create mini space buns and let the rest of your medium brown hair loose too.
26. Messy Lob
This undone style for medium brown hair takes just a few seconds to do. When hair is damp, a small amount of Tresemmé Tres Two Extra Firm Control Gel to damp hair, shake and go.
27. Pineapple Updo
Wear the Pineapple updo all year long.
27. Loose Curls
Highlight your shiny medium brown hair with loose curls.
28. Mermaid Braid
Wear a mermaid braid as an accent look.
29. Box Braids Low Pony
Box braids are a protective hairstyle that can be worn many ways; try them in a low ponytail.
30. Box Braids and Color
Mix medium brown braids with other colors you love into your box braids.
31. Wrap Around French Braid
Take your medium brown hair and create a French braid that goes from ear to ear. Once you’ve mastered the French braid, you’ll find yourself creating all sorts of styles with it.
32. Waterfall Bantu Knots
This super chic hairstyle which would look equally cool at a festival as it would anywhere else, is not that hard to do. Create the waterfall Bantu knots on your medium brown hair and let the compliments fly.
33. Double Ponytail
Talk about easy peasy! Create the top pony as if you were going to wear your hair in a half up-half down style, then create your second pony right below.
34. Braided Bun
Put your new-found French braid skills to work with this braided bun.
35. Double Dutch Braided Pigtails
Double your fun with double Dutch braided pigtails.
36. Side Braid with Hair Rings
Create a messy side French braid and add hair rings to create a fun and edgy look.
37. Half-Up Top Knot
Follow the tutorial on how to create a top knot, but don’t gather up all your hair.
Looking for more hairstyle inspiration? Here are some stylish ways to wear the side braid trend.